Pedestrian crossings (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


disabled people (question number 1542/2009) you stated that 89% of signalised pedestrian facilities in London meet the minimum standard for accessibility for disabled users, which require that crossings be fitted with either audible signals or tactile cones. Do you consider it acceptable that 11% of crossings are not accessible to disabled pedestrians and will you consider setting a timetable to ensure that 100% of pedestrian crossings in London meet minimum standards of accessibility for disabled users?


Answer for Pedestrian crossings (2)

Answer for Pedestrian crossings (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Although clearly TfL has made good progress in ensuring that 89% of all crossings in London are accessible to disabled users, they of course wish for all crossings to be accessible. The remaining sites are being converted as part of other ongoing programmes. The national accessibility standards for pedestrian crossings have changed over the years, and the accepted approach across the country is to bring all signals up to current standards through a rolling modernisation programme. TfL follows this approach and ensures that any new crossings that are introduced meet the latest standards on accessibility.